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Pak summons India's deputy high commissioner over 'ceasefire violations'

Pakistan claimed the Indian forces along the LoC and Working boundary have "continuously been violating the 2003 ceasefire arrangement, which needs to be respected."

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Attari: BSF and PAK Rangers during the Beating Retreat border ceremony on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day, at Attari-Wagah border post, about 35km from Amritsar, Thursday, Aug 15, 2018. (PTI Photo)
Attari: BSF and PAK Rangers during the Beating Retreat border ceremony on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day, at Attari-Wagah border post, about 35km from Amritsar, Thursday, Aug 15, 2018. (PTI Photo)

on Thursday summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia to protest over the alleged ceasefire violations by Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC) that killed three of its soldiers.

Director General (South Asia and SAARC) Mohammad Faisal, who is also the foreign ministry spokesperson, summoned Ahluwalia and "condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian forces on 15th August in Lipa and Battal Sectors," the Foreign Office said in a statement.

The firing killed three Pakistani soldiers, it said.

Faisal claimed the Indian forces along the LoC and Working boundary have "continuously been violating the 2003 ceasefire arrangement, which needs to be respected."

"The ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation," he said.

Faisal urged the Indian side to instruct its forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC and the Working Boundary.

He also urged the Indian side to permit United Nations Military Observer Group in India and (UNMOGIP) to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions.

India has maintained that the UNMOGIP has outlived its utility and is irrelevant after the Simla Agreement and the consequent establishment of the LoC.

First Published: Thu, August 15 2019. 22:17 IST
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